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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 2010

Author:
Oliver Hill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Hill

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Growing older : AGING
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Tool for horses' hooves : RASP
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Protective wear for lobster eaters : BIBS
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Region of ancient Asia Minor : IONIA
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"Hmm ..." : ISEE
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Amo, amas, ___ ... : AMAT
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Blue things that make some people turn red? : DIRTYJOKES
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"Dear ___" : ABBY
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Sound systems : STEREOS
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Actor/rapper ___ Def : MOS
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Seedy loaf : RYE
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Metal in a mountain : ORE
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Nine-to-five gigs, often : DESKJOBS
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Frequently, to Donne : OFT
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Ran, as colors : BLED
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Title for a prince or princess: Abbr. : HRH
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Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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As one : ENBLOC
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"___ the ramparts we watched ..." : OER
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Womanizer : DONJUAN
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"___ Loser" (Beatles song) : IMA
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Donkey's sound : HEEHAW
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"Give it ___!" : ATRY
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20-vol. reference work : OED
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Not the original color : DYED
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Soon-to-be grads: Abbr. : SRS
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Company with an industrial average : DOWJONES
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Relentless nine-to-five gig, e.g. : RUT
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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"My gal" of song : SAL
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Easiest to beat up : PUNIEST
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Yemeni seaport : ADEN
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Wrangler product : DENIMJEANS
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Toy dog, briefly : PEKE
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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"___ to the Moon" (first science fiction film, 1902) : ATRIP
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Formerly, in old usage : ERST
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Sheds feathers, e.g. : MOLTS
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Helps : AIDS
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___ alone (have no help) : GOIT
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Concerning, in a memo : INRE
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Explosive compound, in brief : NITRO
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More festive : GAYER
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Spanish rivers : RIOS
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Request : ASK
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Appeared to be : SEEMED
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Cuban coins : PESOS
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Ewe's cry : BAA
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Confused situations : IMBROGLIOS
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Bill Clinton was the first one elected president : BABYBOOMER
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Eye woes : STYES
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Ordinary fellow : JOEBLOW
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Thin : SKINNY
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Record spinners ... or a hint to 17-, 25-, 38-, 48- and 61-Across : DEEJAYS
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Quick boxing punch : JAB
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Cry of anticipation : OHOH
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One who mooches : FREELOADER
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How long the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament lasts : THREEWEEKS
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Architect Maya : LIN
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Some potatoes : IDAHOS
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It protects the tympanic cavity : EARDRUM
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Rascals : CADS
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Colorado tribe : UTE
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Journey to Mecca : HAJ
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Undo, on a computer : DELETE
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Hang loosely : DRAPE
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Perennial presidential candidate Ralph : NADER
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Fix, as a printer's feeder : UNJAM
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Connect with : TIETO
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Falafel bread : PITA
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___ of Sandwich : EARL
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Vexed state : SNIT
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Baking soda amts. : TSPS
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Mesh : NET
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Arrest : NAB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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